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Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.

We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2020 at 6:03am — No Comments

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” – Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Joseph Sclafani

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani (photo above) was caught saying on tape. Sclafani, a longtime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

“Alleged” street guys bring Irish mob crew The Westies back to life in upcoming tv series The Flannagans

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The infamous Westies gang from Hell’s Kitchen, New York, continues to fascinate fans of the true crime genre. Upcoming television series The Flannagans will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Yardie shows Jamaican underworld in Kingston and London

By David Amoruso

Idris Elba shot to fame playing the brilliant crime boss Stringer Bell on the classic HBO tv series The Wire. After shining in front of the camera in countless blockbusters, he sat down behind the camera for Yardie, his directorial debut about Jamaican drug gangs.

Yardie takes place 1970s Kingston,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 1, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Prequel of The Sopranos is in the works – Creator David Chase returns with movie titled The Many Saints of Newark

By David Amoruso

Over a decade ago, when his epic The Sopranos ended with a black screen, David Chase left us sitting in the dark. Now, just like that, he pulls us back out into the light with a prequel movie to his hit television series titled The Many Saints of Newark.

Set in the 1960s, the film…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jennifer Lopez to star as drug lord Griselda Blanco in new HBO movie

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Global super star Jennifer Lopez will play the role of Colombian drug kingpin Griselda Blanco in an upcoming HBO film about her notorious and violent life of crime in Colombia and the United States. Lopez enjoys success as both an actress and musician and currently stars in the NBC drama Shades of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

How someone stole the watch off a dying Tony Soprano

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The death of actor James Gandolfini shocked fans around the world. No one saw the man they knew best as fictional mob boss Tony Soprano dying at an age as young as 51. While many were shocked and surprised,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Nathan Barksdale, inspiration for The Wire, dead at 54

By David Amoruso

Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug boss who inspired one of the best, if not the best, television series, has died in federal prison, the Baltimore Sun confirmed yesterday. He was 54. Barksdale ran a violent heroin trafficking organization in the Murphy Homes public housing complex in …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Gotti movie starring John Travolta begins shooting in March

By David Amoruso

It’s official: The new Gotti movie Shadow of My Father will begin filming in March of 2016. Director Kevin Connolly shared a photo of the script on social media and the official Twitter page of the film posted the release date along with it.

Shadow of My Father is based on …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Tony Soprano’s white Cadillac up for auction

By David Amoruso

When fans of HBO’s The Sopranos think of Tony Soprano, most of them picture the mob boss with a cigar, his leather jacket on, cruising in his shiny white Cadillac Escalade looking for “cocksuckers” to stomp on. And now fans could live the fantasy themselves because Tony’s white Cadillac is going up for auction.

On November 12,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Rise and Fall of the Boardwalk Empire

By David Amoruso

During the Roaring Twenties Atlantic City was the centre of gambling, boozing, and licentious behaviour in America. Whatever you wanted, you could get it at the boardwalk. Of course, you all know that now thanks to HBO’s Emmy…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Gotti family takes film director on Mafia tour through city

By David Amoruso

The life of John Gotti, America’s most famous mob boss since Al Capone, will hit the big screen and his family is making sure it will be done right. Gotti’s wife and son are giving actor John Travolta and director Kevin Connolly full access to what was once the Teflon Don’s inner sanctum.

There is no shortage of stories…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gotti Junior talks about his father, the Mafia & John Travolta

By David Amoruso

“The first time my dad ever said he loved me was in Marion, Illinois, and we had a two inch thick glass between us,” says John Gotti Junior. The retired mob boss is pulling no punches in telling us about “the life.” He is currently on tour promoting his book Shadow of My Father which details his rise in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boardwalk Empire has ended… Finally!

By David Amoruso

Boardwalk Empire came to an end last Sunday, after five seasons of showing the rise and fall of Atlantic City politician-turned-racketeer Nucky Thompson. An end that didn’t come fast enough, yet when it finally came felt like its makers had filmed it while incessantly hitting the skip button on their remote.

When Boardwalk Empire first…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Puparo's Gangland History of the Chicago Boroughs

Puparo has done it again! You guys and gals like the Boardwalk Empire era? Well, here are some of the facts and insider details on that period, its gangs, mobs, and players and shakers. With a focus on Chicago because, well, if any city roared during the 1920s it was the Windy City.

So read and enjoy all the crime and corruption Chicago has had to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Puparo's Gangland History of the Chicago Boroughs

Puparo has done it again! You guys and gals like the Boardwalk Empire era? Well, here are some of the facts and insider details on that period, its gangs, mobs, and players and shakers. With a focus on Chicago because, well, if any city roared during the 1920s it was the Windy City.

So read and enjoy all the crime and corruption Chicago has had to offer…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stone Cold Killer Boardwalk Empire Returns This Sunday

By David Amoruso

Get ready for more bootlegging, backstabbing, corrupt politicians, damsels in distress, and stone cold killers when Boardwalk Empire returns for its brand new fourth season this Sunday. We join the series in February of 1924, Nucky Thompson is laying low but faces new challenges, including a clash with the mayor, a battle with his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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